March is MS awareness month and here at Yoga Moves MS we are happy to announce several upcoming events. 

What is Multiple Sclerosis? 

Multiple Sclerosis is a neurodegenerative autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system (CNS). In people with MS, immune cells enter the CNS and attack the fatty myelin that coats and protects the nerves in the spinal cord and brain. These damaged areas are called lesions. They disrupt the messages traveling along the nerve fiber like a frayed wire. The CNS controls every part of the body, which is why people with MS can have such a broad array of symptoms depending on which part of the CNS has been attacked. The relapsing form of the condition is characterized by acute onset of symptoms (called relapse) followed by a complete or partial lessening of symptoms (called remission.) Progressive forms of the condition is characterized by steadily worsening symptoms without remission. 

Facts about MS 

Yoga Moves MS Events for MS Awareness Month 

Stretching from a Physical Therapy and Yoga Therapy Perspective

With Physical Therapist Gretchen Hawley and YMMS founder Mindy Eisenberg

Saturday March 11 at 1p.m. EST

In this online event, Dr. Gretchen Hawley from the MSing Link discusses what physically happens to your muscles when you stretch and gives tips on how to best stretch from a physical therapy perspective. Yoga Moves MS founder Mindy Eisenberg explains how yoga classes can complement the work patients do with their physical therapists and improve strength, flexibility, proprioception and joint alignment. 

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Music Therapy for People with MS

With Music Therapist Betsy Harman

Monday March 27 at Noon EST 

We’re delighted to bring music therapist Betsy Harman back after her warm reception at December’s Holistic Health Forum to explain the benefits of music therapy for people with MS. Music therapy can help with gait regulation, memory function, as well as anxiety and depression. Betsy will be leading participants through music therapy exercises so you can experience the benefits for yourself. 

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